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Re(5): Petition to ask the Independent Owner to Keep the Crossword
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Have no illusions David. I produce a weekly cryptic for a national press publication and receive exactly that sum for what is probably about ten hours of work a week. Charles jokingly comments that people who are Her Majesty's guests in Wandsworth, for example, earn slightly more than that per hour if they opt to work. I think there are very few compilers who are in it for money or who make a reasonable living out of it. I know I compile for the sheer pleasure of it and would be off my rocker if I saw it any other way. Of course, this Indy move is 'all about money' as the Indy is losing money on a regular basis, but the crosswords are a definite asset that they would be insane to eliminate (they could, as I have said before, forget the silly bottle of Prosecco).

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